Jersey City Writers is a community of dedicated scribes who seek to develop and explore their craft by interacting with other writers. We inspire and support each other to be the best writers we can be in a fun and open social setting.
All genres are welcome. We encourage you to finish your play, your novel or your short story. Stop by and bond with other writers who understand the complicated, yet satisfying process of creating something from nothing.
If you are a local writer seeking inspiration, support and accountability…come join us!
NOTE OUR NEWEST NEW LOCATION!
Starting February 4, we will hold our Monday night meetups at &Co, home to JCW weeknights! Our writing sessions will be out front in the common area - comfy chairs, sturdy tables or cozy booths, take your pick!
• What we'll do
Come join other friendly writers and hardworking procrastinators! Open to any and all genres. Give yourself two hours to get some work done; no prompts, no critiques. If you can't seem to get any writing done when you're left to your own devices, come! If you have a deadline for a workshop or The Full Story, come! Or maybe you just want to work in the quiet company of others. Think of it as mini writing marathons similar to our NaNoWriMo gatherings. So bring your laptop or notebook and SEIZE THE PAGE!
• What to bring
Your writerly self and whatever writing instruments work best for you!
• Important to know:
We will meet on the first and third (and occasional fifth) Monday of each month.
Our philosophy is that facts can be as compelling as fiction. We are a warm, enthusiastic and supportive group, dedicated to helping each other become the best writers we can be. Two members have completed book length memoirs, getting feedback on Nonfiction Mondays, one chapter at a time. We welcome a wide range of nonfiction including essays, memoir, blog posts, articles. At each workshop, you will have the opportunity to pick a date to submit your work for review and feedback.
In Writers Workshop, we will critique Jersey City Writers members' short stories, novel excerpts, scripts, poems, etc. in a friendly and supportive environment.
JCW Writers Workshop guidelines for submissions:
• You must attend at least one workshop prior to submitting piece for critique.
• You must sign up for Writers Workshop in advance with the moderator.
• No more than 5-6 pages in 12 point type.
• Keep feedback constructive and positive.
Writers should submit pieces to the moderator at least three days prior to their workshop date. This allows the moderator to review and email to the group.
If you are new to critiquing other's work, please see these guidelines: